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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE BRITNEY SPEARS VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 3RD FRET! The [Z] stroke that I've put in for BUG just means to cover your strings lightly with your chord hand and strum so that you don't hear the strings - just a percussive beat. The riff will be played by the uBass at the jam.
"...Baby One More Time" was written by Max Martin for TLC but rejected. Subsequently, the song was recorded and released as a debut single for Britney Spears in 1998, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. Released on September 28, 1998, by Jive Records, the song became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in at least 22 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it earned triple-platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and was the country's best-selling single of 1999.
An accompanying music video, directed by Nigel Dick, features Spears as a high school student who starts to sing and dance around the school, while watching her love interest from afar. In 2010, the music video for "...Baby One More Time" was voted the third most influential video in the history of pop music, in a poll held by Jam!. In 2011, "...Baby One More Time" was voted by Billboard to be the best music video of the 1990s. It has been featured on all of her greatest hits and other compilation albums. In 2020, Rolling Stone named "...Baby One More Time" as the greatest debut single of all time. The song's success catalyzed the careers of Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore, led by Spears as the four "pop princesses" of 1999.
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